Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM EST
Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 8:30 PM EDT

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DeKalb County WorkSource Department 
774 Jordan Lane
Building #4
Decatur, GA 30033

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Urban League of Greater Atlanta 



DeKalb Start Up Accelerator Program

Spring 2020

If you live in DeKalb County and are looking to start a business OR began a business in DeKalb County less than two years ago, The DeKalb County Community Development Department and Urban League of Greater Atlanta are here to help you succeed.

Join us for the Spring 2020 DeKalb Start-Up Accelerator, a 10-week training, coaching and business plan development program.

Successful and experienced professionals will teach you the practical skills you must have to create the best foundation for launching your business.

During this program you will 

  • Refine your business concept or idea
  • Evaluate the market and feasibility of your venture
  • Develop a basic Business Plan
  • Determine your target customers 
  • Develop a marketing strategy and plan
and also LEARN
  • Various pricing strategies for your product and services
  • The basics of small business formation, management, planning and projections
  • How much money will be needed to start and sustain the business
  • Several sources of capital
  • How to use social media to grow your business

The Eligibility Requirements

DeKalb Small Business Micro-Enterprise Program will serve small businesses whose owners live in and/or have a business is located in DeKalb County by providing access to training, coaching and support services designed to support business development, growth and expansion.

  • Own a commercial enterprise that has been in existence for less than two years located in DeKalb County
  • Be a resident of DeKalb County interested in starting a business

Program: EVERY Thursday from February 13 - April 30

NOTE: Program registration closes at 16 participants or on February 11th (whichever comes first) 

Register Now! If you would like additional information about the program before you complete your registration, PLEASE join us at one of the upcoming Information Sessions.  CLICK HERE to register for a Start Up Program info session